I got some light protest in the comments under my first Tasty Toasties post. Some of you were of the opinion that the addition of cheese would have been in good order. I do not disagree. I usually have cheese on the brain, and this has been the case ever since I left the cheese out on my posh beans on toast. I have well and truly learned my lesson. This quick toastie has two cheeses: a cheddar from The Lake District Cheese Co. (I had to include a link because it’s such a cute site!) and a lovely crumbly and tangy Lancashire cheese.
I don’t know about the part of the world you are in, but London has been finally launched feet first into spring. It is as though the sun saw the calendar and was as surprised as me. What? It’s March already? Huh? I haven’t shone yet this year, hurry! And we’ve had five days of sunshine straight (or at least that’s how I remember it to be). It’s still cold, but there are signs of busy spring activity already. Green shoots poking through everywhere, and birds and squirrels getting all excited, suddenly full of life and bustling about.
I spent five minutes watching a squirrel running to and fro, checking up on its stash of snacks in the garden earlier. It happily polished one of them off, then proceeded to lick itself all over and stretch about in the sun before prancing off along the fence.
So that’s the backdrop to today’s uncomplicated toastie. I prefer thin crust pizzas so this is right up my street, but to be honest, it’s just as easy to roll it up and eat it like a wrap, I might do that next time.. I put it in the oven, ten minutes at 200°C or about 395°F – basically, until the cheese melts into that bubbly, oozy goodness we all love. After taking it out of the oven, I finished it off with some extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar, then cracked some black pepper on top. Even if it rains tomorrow, I’ll be satisfied, because today I celebrated some lovely spring sunshine with a cheery toastie while it lasted.
On a separate note, here is my update on my February goals. Basically, it was more a success than a fail… I did the things that I wanted to do the most. I am behind schedule for getting in front of the post office counter to send my parcel off, but otherwise, I’ve completed some fun project there which I will hopefully share about soon. I have completely failed to fill one of the mini sketchbooks I made. I’m suffering still, from the blank page problem…
Did you set yourself any goals for last month? If yes, how did you do? If you need any cheering up, I hope today’s little bite of spring helps – have a good week!
6 March 2013 at 14:04
Unsolicited advice from an old lady – be proud of what you manage to accomplish every day, instead of focusing what you didn’t get to!
6 March 2013 at 02:03
Yum it sounds delish! We had a snow storm on Sunday and there is nothing green popping up anywhere around these parts!
8 March 2013 at 16:49
Nevermind…maybe you’ll get sun this Sunday – we’re being forecast snow again.. how about a swap? 😉
8 March 2013 at 17:13
We have some sunshine again right NOW! and temperatures are supposed to go above zero this afternoon, Saturday and Sunday! Back to snow and minus zero temps by Monday!
5 March 2013 at 22:35
Or even a fab way. Of course if the pizza was hot you may need to fan it.
8 March 2013 at 16:48
LOL that made me chuckle. Especially since the sun has now disappeared and we are once again standing at the bus stop up to our ankles in grey puddles.
5 March 2013 at 22:33
Spring has definitely sprung here in the North East. And that pizza wrap looks like a fan way to celebrate it.
5 March 2013 at 21:56
The sun shone in Leicester today also! Spring is definitely in sight. This looks like the perfect meal to celebrate with, lovely photos too 🙂
8 March 2013 at 16:47
Sounds good! Weather equality for a bit! Hope it’s not too awful this weekend.. but at least we’ve been reminded what sunshine is like 😛
5 March 2013 at 19:59
ooh, that looks like a gourmet pizza! and it sounds so easy. no pizza crust that has to be made. awesome!
8 March 2013 at 16:46
Yes, you get to concentrate on the fun bit – getting creative with the topping 🙂